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Hate speech and incitement on the internet must be curbed, German minister tells WJC delegation

WJC, World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer was in Berlin this week for talks for senior German government officials and others.German Justice Minister Heiko Maas (r) with WJC CEO Robert SingerGerman Justice Minister Heiko Maas (r) with WJC CEO Robert SingerSinger met with German Justice Minister Heiko Maas and his deputy Christian Lange to discuss measures to curb the spread of hate speech, Holocaust denial and anti-Semitic incitement on the internet. Maas indicated that he was prepared to act through legislation if the problem was not contained effectively.The WJC delegation, which included WJC Deputy CEO for Diplomacy Maram Stern, also…
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WJC laments shocking rise in number of anti-Semitic incidents registered in UK

The Community Security Trust (CST) of the British Jewish community recorded a stark rise in the number of anti-Semitic incidents in 2016.WJC, The CST, a charity that has monitored anti-Semitism and provided security for the UK Jewish community since 1984, said that 1,309 anti-Jewish incidents were recorded nationwide during 2016, up 36 percent from the 960 incidents recorded the previous year. A further 791 reports were received by CST in 2016, but were not deemed to be anti-Semitic by the watchdog and therefore not included in this total.In its report, the CST noted that unlike in previous years that saw…
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Lauder calls German court's rejection of ban of neo-Nazi party 'disconcerting'

Lauder calls German court's rejection of ban of neo-Nazi party 'disconcerting'Jewish leaders expressed disappointment Tuesday at the ruling of Germany's supreme court which rejected a ban of the extreme-right National Democratic Party (NPD). In its verdict, the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe found no legal grounds to ban the NPD, arguing that it lacked sufficient power to overthrow its anti-democratic aims. The NPD is an anti-foreigner, anti-EU party whose leaders often belittle the Holocaust.Under the German constitution, the Basic Law of 1949, only the Constitutional Court can disband a party if it is found to actively undermine the democratic order.A…
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World Jewish Congress President Lauder demands Montana immediately ban planned neo-Nazi rally: ‘Alt-right march puts all of America at risk

NEW YORK - World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder is demanding that authorities in Montana immediately put a stop to an armed march being planned by neo-Nazis in the town of Whitefish on January 15, calling it “a dangerous and life-threatening rally that puts all of America at risk.”“When notorious and self-professed neo-Nazis announce that they are planning to march through a town carrying ‘high-profiled rifles’ in an action targeting ‘Jews, Jewish business, and everyone who supports either,’ the local authorities must respond with quick alarm and vigilance.“This rally crosses the line between freedom of expression and incitement to…
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New research: Anne Frank may not have been betrayed, but discovered by chance

WJC, The Jewish girl, whose diary became world-famous after the war, may have been discovered accidentally rather than by betrayal, according to new research.A new study suggests that Anne and her family may have been found after police began investigating a ration fraud. The raid on Prinsengracht 263 in Amsterdam saw all those in hiding captured and sent to the death camps.The Anne Frank House said: "The question has always been: Who betrayed Anne Frank and the others in hiding? This explicit focus on betrayal, however, limits the perspective on the arrest."It was hitherto believed that before the raid on…
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Israeli Gov't Recognizes 10,000th Momentum Trip Participant

Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs recognizes Laruen Buchwald of Phoenix as 10,000th Jewish mother to visit Israel on JWRP’s Momentum tripNEVE ILAN, Israel, Some 450 Jewish mothers from six countries around the world yesterday celebrated a life-changing Momentum trip to Israel, at a Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) mega event held in partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs. At the event, JWRP and the ministry recognized Lauren Buchwald, an English teacher from Phoenix, as the 10,000th Jewish mother to participate in the Israel journey.“I was totally surprised – and am so honored – to be recognized as JWRP's 10,000th…
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For Whom the Bell Tolls

It seems that it’s harder for all of us in Israel in 2016 to make ends meet. Families with a good income, who in the past knew how to keep their heads above water, today simply aren’t able to plan ahead and budget cleverly. The middle class is being worn down, and today more than ever, they need economic guidance for how to turn their minus into plus.Established in 2002, Paamonim is a leading organization promoting financial responsibility across Israel. Paamonim provides services to thousands of Israeli families in financial distress each year.Here is the story of one family: Family…
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New Poll Shows 83% of Israelis Think Donald Trump will be a ‘Pro-Israel President’

Ruderman Family Foundation releases new poll that finds vast majority of Israelis see Trump as Pro-Israel, although 48% think there is no chance he can lead to a peace deal between Israel and the PalestiniansJerusalem — A new poll conducted by the Ruderman Family Foundation found that an overwhelming 83% of Israelis envision President-elect Donald Trump as a ‘Pro-Israel president’. The study polled 500 Israelis that when asked if President-elect Trump would be a Pro-Israel president, 83% responded with a yes, while 17% thought otherwise.The poll, conducted by Dialog, asked Israelis a number of questions surrounding their views on the…
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Ahead of 1 Billion Lawsuit, First National Online Campaign Accuses Facebook of Inciting Terrorism

NEW YORK,  An Israel-based civil rights organization launched its first-ever online campaign in the U.S. today to build public support for a pair of major lawsuits against the social media giant, with a provocative video leveling unprecedented charges that Facebook is inciting terrorism around the world.The campaign, featuring a YouTube video (https://youtu.be/YfDSjoJDuxE) by Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center, comes after the recent stabbing and car-ramming attack by an Ohio State University student, when investigators exposed the attacker’s Facebook rant urging people to follow the slain al-Qaida leader Anwar al-Awlaki.That attack and video underscore Shurat HaDin’s lawsuits against Facebook, Cohen…
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